Products We Use And Trust

At Contravans, we use the highest quality products in order to deliver the best, most reliable Contra Systems to our customers. We share that information so you can see what we do, learn more about the products, and even buy them for yourself if you’re working on a DIY project. Follow the links below to learn more.

 

Resources


Our owner used the Sprinter RV Conversion Sourcebook for his own van conversion. This 378-page e-book is excellent and extremely comprehensive! The information contained within applies to more that just the Mercedes Sprinter. It contains conversion product reviews, plumbing how-to info, planning advice, insulation info and much more. It’s the best sourcebook we’ve seen. For $37 how could you go wrong?


Build Items


Renogy Solar Panel Kits

Specifically designed for mobile applications, Renogy solar kits allow for aesthetically clean flush mounting on walls and are negative-grounded for battery compatibility. They also feature an LCD screen for displaying system operation information and allow for full control of parameter settings. The controller comes equipped with a fully comprehensive self-diagnostic system and electronic protection functions to prevent damage from installation mistakes or system faults.


MaxxAir Vent Fans

MaxxAir makes the best, quietest fans on the market. When the lid is closed, the MAXXFAN will still operate to circulate air inside your van.

  • High-powered 10-speed intake and exhaust fan

  • Manual opening or remote control electric opening models available

  • Rain Sensor closes lid if it rains


Insulation - 3M Thinsulate

  • Delivers more acoustic absorption per unit weight vs. competitive products

  • Non-woven sound absorbing fibers create a quieter vehicle environment

  • Hydrophobic fibers resist moisture, mold and mildew. Install just the insulation — there's no need for an additional waterproof layer during application. Thinsulate acoustic insulation is resistant to mildew growth, reducing the risk of offensive odors.


AIMS 1500 Watt Pure Sine Inverter

Not all of our customers require 1500 Watts of AC power, but when they do we use this reliable pure sine wave inverter.

  • 1500W continuous power, Pure sine wave

  • USB Port, Triple ac receptacles

  • Over temperature indicator, Overload protection

  • Low battery voltage warning/shutdown, High input voltage protection with automatic shutdown


Recessed LED Puck Lights

These recessed mount LEDs with spring clips provide a clean and neat finish after installation. Add a dimmer switch to set the mood in your van just right. Best of all, they’re designed for use in vehicles, so they’re shock and vibration resistant.


Wire

Available in various sizes and lengths, here are links to some of the wire that we use.


Accessories


Yakima Slim Shady Awning

This awning mounts quickly and easily to the side of almost any roof rack and only takes up six inches of bar space so it won't crowd your kayaks, cargo boxes, or bikes. It's super easy to use and delivers 42 square feet of shady coverage on summer days. A locking mechanism prevents theft.


Rhino Rack 270 Degree Batwing Awning

The Batwing Awning is easy use, provides 270 degrees of shade and 11sqm of coverage. It is made from a heavy-duty, water and mold resistant material that has been tested and rated to UPF 50 +, offering maximum sun protection. All existing awning accessories including side walls, extension pieces and tents are still compatible, increasing your coverage even more.


Single Burner Stove

  • Cleaning and maintaining the burner is easy, just wipe clean and store.

  • Heat output of 7,200 BTU provides enough power for all your cooking needs.

  • The stove uses 8 oz canister or propane tank 16.4 oz. (NOT included), and is perfect for any outdoor occasion.

  • Built in pressure sensor protection can cut off the gas flow mechanism once over gas pressure.


Water Jugs

Whether you’re out for a day, a week, or a lifestyle, carrying enough water is key. Depending upon the Contravans System, we use all of the water jugs below.


Must-have Tools


Dicor Self Leveling Lap Sealant

Installing a vent fan or solar panels? Dicor is a must-use product. Don’t skimp on this step, use the best product on the market and keep your van dry on the inside.


Spray Contact Adhesives - 3M 80 and 3M 90

  • Fast-setting, high strength contact adhesive for attaching insulation or bonding rubber and vinyl inside your van

  • Features exceptional heat resistance for long-term durability


Dewalt Step Bit Set

Step bits are very useful because they can be used to drill a range of different sized holes with a single bit. They also help prevent you from drilling too far through interior body panels thereby denting and damaging the exterior panels of your van.


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